8 Objects That Signal a New Industrial Revolution

Are we on the verge of a third industrial revolution? The editors at The Economist certainly think so. But while rapid prototyping and the open source movement have been around for decades now, we had yet to see anyone take a truly comprehensive look at the transformation in manufacturing. That is, until the New… » 5/16/13 10:00am 5/16/13 10:00am

Beautifully Detailed Wooden Wall-e Sculpture Fills Pinocchio With…

Sadly, this amazing Wall-e sculpture is a limited edition of one, and it's already spoken for—by Wall-e's own Gepetto, Pixar creative chief John Lasseter, no less. It was created especially for him by English sculptors and CNC/rapid-prototyping masters Morpheus, which probably explains the hyper-detailed interlocking… » 10/15/08 7:40pm 10/15/08 7:40pm

Custom Nervous System Jewelry is Carved to Your Algorithmic Designs

Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have come up with a mathematical way to design jewelry. Via their Nervous System site, you steer open source "Processing" algorithms to produce a pattern you like. This is then machined by water-jet, etched and even gold-plated for you into real jewelry.… » 7/09/08 12:15pm 7/09/08 12:15pm